Co-ops are organizations and businesses that are owned and operated collectively, for the mutual benefit of their members. We began providing cooperative housing for University of Michigan students in 1932 as the Michigan Socialist Club. In 1944, the group of Ann Arbor cooperative houses were incorporated into the Inter-Cooperative Council at the University of Michigan (ICC). The ICC owns 21 properties with roughly 550 members, including 14 staff, and a coordinating committee of 8 including the General Manager and a governing Board of DIrectors of 19. With an operating budget of $3 mil, and assets of more than $13 mil, we are one of the largest cooperative housing associations in North America. Per our mission, we, the member-owners of the ICC, envision an affordable living community in which equal, and educated members work together to further the cooperative movement. We work to incorporate the Rochdale principles into all of our activities.
The NASCO Cooperative Intern at the Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC) provides both operational and programmatic support to the organization. The position assists with the administrative and financial functions of the office as well as provides support for member and house accounting. The Intern will help with our process improvement plans for the summer.
One-on-one meetings with staff to learn about all the administrative functions of the ICC in an effort to improve processes. Operational Handbooks available for review. Regular debrief and skills share meetings with supervisor.
Operational process improvement
Writing and listening skills